What is Legitimacy? Hayts

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We fully regard civil wars, i.e., wars waged by the oppressed class against the oppressing class, slaves against slave-owners, serfs against land-owners, and wage-workers against the bourgeoisie, as legitimate, progressive and necessary. Vladimir Lenin, Socialism and War (1915) What is Legitimacy?          Much is made about the distinction between legitimate […]

The lessons of Kronstadt, ICC


Preface (1997) The press of the ICC has recently carried a large number of articles to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The central theme running through these articles has been to defend the October revolution against the bourgeoisie’s monstrous campaigns about the ‘death of communism’ following […]